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May 5, 2009 10:29 AM

Glasbern Inn - Fogelsville, PA (near Allentown)

Has anyone been for dinner? I'm intrigued since mostly all of their protein and produce comes directly from their farm, and I believe it is all organic.

They offer a $55 4-course prix fixe on Saturdays, and I wonder if it's worth a trip.

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  1. We have been there a couple of times and it was fantastic. Last time we went was for a special "al fresco" wine dinner, which was outstanding. We stayed overnight and the next day had a great breakfast, and then got a tour of the farm and greenhouses, and then went swimming in the pool. The guy who owns it (I think his name is Al) is trying to run the farm the way Joel Saletan runs his (described in Omnivore's Dilemma). It's a really special place. Also, a BYO except for the special wine dinners they have.

    1. It is a wonderful place both for dinner and to stay. You won't be dissapointed. I have entertained recruits there on a number of occasions. They are not a BYOB - they do have a full bar service. There are several restaurants in the area that grow their own produce and source their proteins, meat or fish, from local purveyors. If you stay in the area for several days I can recommend several other outstanding restaurants for the other nights or would also be worth the drive.

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      1. re: folprivate

        Thanks for your replies. Folprivate, I'd love to hear your list of other places as well.

        1. re: croutonpiggy

          Bolete in Bethlehem - written up as one of the 25 best farm to table
          Savory Grille in Seisholtzville - Grow their own herbs and vegetables and source their their meats and fish
          Farmhouse in Emmaus
          These 3 along with the Glasbern are all worth a roadtrip. They are in my personal preference order. They all are excellent and unpretentious with a shared passion for the food they serve.

          1. re: folprivate

            Haven't been to the others, but Savory Grille is a definite YES! It's about an hour for us and we make that trip every couple of months.